Lightlines, 2011 By Tobin Rothlein
Excerpt from Lightlines, 2011
HD video/performance/intervention, original 4 hours
For Lightlines Tobin Rothlein created an installation of found mirrors in Phnom Penh's White Building. Rothlein directed a group of residents to slowly manipulate handheld mirrors from their own homes, reflecting sunlight inward from open stairwells at the ends of a perpetually dark hallway. The event, lasting about 4 hours, invited all residents to "draw" with reflected natural light, resulting in a space momentarily activated and transformed.